ArtNews listed “Screaming in the Streets: AIDS, Art, Activism” among their weekly selection of “9 Art Events to Attend in NYC This Week”:
Opening: “Screaming in the Streets: AIDS, Art, Activism” at ClampArt
This exhibition takes a broad look at archival materials related to art during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Curated by Greg Ellis, the show will survey various artists’ responses to the illness, which, by 1995, had claimed some 48,371 Americans. Documentation of a David Wojnarowicz wall drawing at Pier 34 and a poster for an ACT UP campaign will be included here, as well as ephemera from what Ellis calls “ ‘safe zones’ for the queer community,” among them Danceteria and Crisco Disco. Work by Keith Haring, Jimmy De Sana, Peter Hujar, Kenny Burgess, and more will be on view.